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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 26, 2009 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Talking during shows

Sorry for the early morning rant....but I need to vent to someone..
In a nutshell...people who talk incessently during shows SUCK!!

I'm listening to a nice aud recording of a Susan Tedeschi Band show from 2006. What is otherwise a very nice (stealth?) aud recording is ruined in spots due to people not shutting the eff up during the music. What is wrong with these people??? I'd be pissed if I spent good money to see a show and people were blabbin' the entire time. I'm here to listen to music, not your life story so ....
Hey Buddy---how about a nice big cup of shut the eff up???
Jackasses!!

Okay...end of rant!! Thanks for listening---have a nice day!!

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Poster: snori Date: Jan 26, 2009 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

If I may take up the rant where you left off - Without wishing to seem an old fogey 'Standards of behaviour are slipping' kinda guy, I get totally pissed off with people who talk at the theatre, in the cinema, or at a gig.

To blow my own trumpet I was recently thanked at a gig after I asked a some chattering morons if it didn't bother them that their conversation was being interrupted by the music. They sat in embarassed silence thereafter.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Agreed, but I'm not so sure any Head I know would take things this far:

Phila. man shot because family talked during movie
By Barbara Boyer

INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

A South Philadelphia man enraged because a father and son were talking during a Christmas showing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took care of the situation when he pulled a .380-caliber gun and shot the father, police said.

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Poster: snori Date: Jan 26, 2009 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Ah, the disadvantages of living in a Country that prohibits the carrying of weapons ...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Good thing I'm in Arizona where I could walk into that same movie with a bazooka, RPG and a small thermo-nuclear device.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Many a time I have contemplated placing a generous portion of radioactive material in their shorts as they texted away...but the bazooka might be a cleaner quick fix.

Good call. Also helps with ventiliation during those stuffy humid summer nights...

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Poster: mid-maine Date: Jan 26, 2009 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

once my anger subsides and i find a sweet spot at a show, i actually feel sorry for people who have to yammer away ALL night, as if there wasn't enough yammering at work, school, life in general.

i feel sorry for them because it is glaringly obvious to me that these people have never experienced "IT"; you either know what i'm talking about, or you don't. i was just listening to keith litzenberger's sweet 3-19-90 recording, and there are many places when the ecstatic crowd quiets to listen. it gives me chills to recall the exuberance of the crowds from 85 on, and how the noise would just drop away when the clutch music began. in the silent spaces opening up, jerry and the boys would build a palpable rush of energy and emotion only to cause the crowd to erupt at another crescendo.

when people yammer away all night, they rob both BAND and audience the ability to build such momentum.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Jan 26, 2009 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Did any of this gorup ever see a show at MSG? They talk in NYC from start to finish.

The east coast shows got to be such a pain from yackers that I finally quit going east and stayed home on the range.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 26, 2009 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Gotta agree with folks on this one...will those that "were/are there for the 'scene'" post to the defense of those doing "scene-ish" things while the band played? Is talking a felony and twirling into folks repeatedly a miss-duh-mean-OR?

I was the geeky guy trying to concentrate during all of this, and I love the large cup of shut-up to go with a shot of sit the fuck still for a minute, or at least find an open spot so that your finger tip only rarely enters one my orifi (take that, Rob).

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Are you saying Rob's finger is one that has found itself into one of your orifii in the past? Kinky.

Plus, how can you not love "A shot of sit the fuck still"?

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Poster: Bassy Twang Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

think it was Vegas/Irvine tour 1984... Compton Has Closed or moving and I hitched to Vegas from Scottsdale. I wasn't getting many rides, so I hung a dye on the mile post, hit the shape, and took a nap. Soon an discharged military fella was waking me up and off to Vegas we went.

After a night of selling glow-in-the-dark t-shirts and belly bucking with Jerry we were off to Irvine.

I set my taping outfit parallel to healy's and with a "SLAS" opener starting, I got some bitch stealing 1st Vegas from my bag out of the corner of my eye.

SO if anyone has that show you'll hear he whole conversation.

My placement was very sweet that night and everything except the opener was kind.

1st generations were soon seen to the north east.

This post was modified by Bassy Twang on 2009-01-26 17:25:29

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 26, 2009 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

I like lots of AUDs, why I was listening to one the other day and the crowd was just being totally crazy between songs and yelling requests - and than just totally getting into it no matter what song was played - must be my NY mentality.

Here is the show for all you AUD haters:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-23.aud.miller.95321.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2009-01-26 18:11:15

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

What I can't stand are those oafs who cannot allow a quiet moment to pass without whooping like incontinent howler monkeys. Stella Blue is frequently shot down by these shit-hurling morons.


Oh yes, and isn't it orficia? At least, so you told me (at length) in November 2007.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

I knew it would get your attn! Finally--getting as rare as an Ashes sighting around here old friend.

And yes, I still like "orificia" but what with SDH sticking his head in the hole, I think discretion is the better part of valor.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Whatever hole I decide to insert my head into is of no concern to you (unless said hole is somwhere in your immmediate vicinity).

As to "shit-hurlers", I must commend Mr. Smith for hitting the nail on head.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 26, 2009 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Forumiations? What ho!

"shit hurling morons"

"cuppa shut the fuck up!"

"bottom dwelling mutt munchers"

"incessant insect noise" (?LiA for space?)

I know there are many more, but these are some pretty damn good "Forumiations" to note in the old phrase book.

Clearly, my archaic "orificia" and newage "orifi" just aren't getting any traction, but these others are real winners...gotta love this place.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 26, 2009 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Forumiations? What ho!

i still get a chuckle out of "wonsing the troll."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 26, 2009 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Forumiations? What ho!

Oh yeah--must be Rob! I think butt munch is Dire's handiwork.

I now add:

"improvelment" (an SDH term, that is only funny cause it seems to me it SHOULD be a word...it just sounds right...FYI, he used it only today, just below somewheres...sorta like "explanate" that should be a word too...maybe almost as good as "orificia"...[Rob knows if I use it enough, eventually it will be a word--again--just like "comprise" no longer means ONLY "to embrace"). But, let the lesson continue:

"This frickin 9th copy--I don't hear no fuckin' improvelment!"

"SDH said that Smi2les's improvelments are wanting"

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Forumiations? What ho!

Sure, I leave for awhile and you start piling on. I guess I must respect the strategery.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 26, 2009 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Forumiations? What ho!

"What about when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

(To quote one of your quotes, I think)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

According to biology-online.com:

http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Orifices

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Careful now, or I might paste the link to the great orifice debate of 07.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jan 26, 2009 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Back in 1979, I saw David Bromberg play in this cool small nightclub in Barrington Vt. He opened with an acoustic set and there was this guy just jabbering away to his friends. In the middle of Mr Blue, Bromberg walked to the edge of the stage, still playing the song, and asked security to escort the guy out. It was a great moment.

Another time, in 1996 or so, I saw Peter Himmelman at the Double Diamond in Aspen. He was so distracted by people talking that in the middle of the show he announced that he was going to leave and play at the base of Aspen Mtn. He proceeded to leave and we followed him to the mountain where he played the rest of his show outside. It reminded me of the Pied Piper story. Another memorable moment.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 26, 2009 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

In '97 I went to see comedy group The Firesign Theatre on what turned out to be their final tour. Comedy isn't nearly as loud as music, so they were especially vulnerable to a guy in the front row who brought a little silver bell, which he kept ringing incessantly, DURING the skits, as well as for applause. I know they were trying to record the show for an album, and for sure the bell would have ruined it. They even got the guy on stage and involved him in a skit, just to try and placate him (since he obviously thought the whole show was about HIM anyway), but as soon as he sat back down, he was ringing away again. I will never understand such selfishness, ever.

On the positive side, there is one essential AUD of the GD, the one from Jerry's post-coma 'return' show (Oakland Coliseum, 12/15/86). When the band opens with "Touch Of Grey" and Jerry gets to the first, "I Will Survive" line, the outburst from the audience will make you cry. And you really need the AUD to get the full idea. It might be the most emotional moment of any GD concert, ever...

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-01-26 20:43:35

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Poster: Bassy Twang Date: Jan 26, 2009 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

I was up front on jerry's side at the Greeks on Sunday. About 10 feet from the stage, think jerry was dew Althea or Peggy.. and I was singing along, then some chick threatened to call security on me.... lol, I just keep singing to piss her off after the threat. As she went for security or to find another spot to secretly record, I followed her. As she stared my down in discuss... I walked backstage a grabbed a Pepsi.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 26, 2009 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Nothing beats these 2 knuckleheads on this recording. A couple of tools to say the least...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-09-22.ST250s.brennecke-young.4533.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 26, 2009 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Once upon a time, audiences were respectful, they haven't been for a long time now. This is exactly why I despise auds. From being at more than enough shows that were ruined by screamers, whistlers, and the god awful clappers in unison, I'll take a sbd over an aud every time.

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Poster: kochman Date: Jan 26, 2009 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

If by screamers you are referring to Donna... she is, unfortunately, on SBDs also.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 26, 2009 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Nah, not referring to Donna at all. I'm not one of her big critics, even tho I felt she didn't really belong in this type of setting.
Here's a nice SBD from '77 with Donna you can't help but like.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-10-28.sbd.miller.96159.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

This is one of the reasons that I'd take a JGB show over a GD show any day of the week. The music always seemed to be of more importance than the scene. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...going to a Dead show was like going to a party, going to a Jerry show was like going to church.

"Caassseeeyyyy Jooonnneees"

or for the youngins, and I hate it.."Toooouuuuccchhhh"

"Rooocckkk and Rooollllll"

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Jan 26, 2009 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

I've a small problem with people talking during shows, OK for some people its the hundreth time they've seen the band, follow them everywhere, no problem paying for the tickets etc etc. Sometimes for some people they are only rarely able to see a band rarely due to what ever reason, financial travel etc.

I love the banter between songs but once they start playing please put a lid on it

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 26, 2009 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Well said dilcurrie!!!

That was the original point of my post. between songs....go as crazy as you want. Once the music starts, I wanna hear the music, not some blowhards yammerin on about god knows what.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 6:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

I am also annoyed on the AUD tapes when it's obvious the mike stand being used (if any) is way too low and the offending blabberers are apparently right next to them. I always avoid those. Typically the true FOB's don't have this issue and one is spared the endless prattling of folks who are there more to socialize than listen to music. Most tapers I knew whould always kindly ask any talkative folks next to them to please keep it down while the band was playing. Sometimes this worked, sometimes not.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 26, 2009 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

yes, I agree. It is pathetic to hear someone's inane chattering all night long. Now screams and whisteles are ok at the right time though right? If no one ever gets rowdy you might as well be at a boring performing arts/ballet/classical perfomance. BORING!

Check out this distraction - 12-3-90 Oakland, Phil side bleachers, two, count them TWO seperate guys brought their F'n portable TV's and watched the playoffs during the show. One behind me and one in back. I made comments and burned them looks the whole show. Totally ruined my energy. Even Bob said before the second set - how about them Niners. I wonder what the band thought as I bet they saw the glow of the TV's.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 26, 2009 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

Sorry Johnny - That was a really good show too. I brought my cousin for his 1st show that nite and my best buddy Frank's 1st show was 12/4.

I always loved the 1st nite sets though......

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 26, 2009 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

EVERYBODY I knew and know said the second night was better but you're the only one that agrees with me. They were all smiles and seemed really on it that night, but perhaps I was really lit the first night? Either way I was pleasantly pleased by Hornsby to put it midly ( to those who don't know this was the first Bay Area gig after Brent died )

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 26, 2009 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

That TV thing takes the Gawd Damn (hmm, "GD") cake. Unfrickinreal.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 26, 2009 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talking during shows

here's your cup of...

btw, also, SIT the F DOWN!!!! I mean, it's a slow ballad, geeze louise!

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